Wednesday, August 4News For London

How does pandemic affect climate change?

Although the pandemic has shaken much of human society, the threat posed by climate change has not gone away.

In 2020, there were 22 extreme weather events.  Climate change is one of the most complicated problems in the world, millions of scientists devoted to researching it and trying to controlling it to save our earth. Thanks to lockdowns in early 2020, carbon emissions fell by 17% at their peak, but the overall effect on concentrations has been very small according to WMO.

“But in terms of carbon dioxide emissions I think the lockdown measures themselves are not sustainable. ” said by the Dr Scott Archer-Nicholls from the University of Cambridge.

So what does climate change mean for ordinary people during the pandemic?